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Whitehead Member Mary Gehring  studies how gene expression is regulated by the addition and removal of DNA methylation from the genome. In this image of an Arabidopsis thaliana flower, the veins of the sepals, filaments of the anthers, and base of the stigma are highlighted by a marked enzyme that is essential to this type of gene regulation. 

Image by Deborah Pohlmann/Whitehead Institute

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Podcast

AudioHelicase logo with Mary Gehring

MARCH 20, 2018

AUDIOHELICASE PODCAST: WHITEHEAD'S MARY GEHRING DISCUSSES HOW GENE REGULATION CAN BE PASSED FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT

In this episode of AudioHelicase, Whitehead Institute Member Mary Gehring discusses how her research on the plant Arabidopsis thaliana reveals how gene regulation can be passed from one generation to the next.


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Whitehead Fellow Silvi Rouskin

SILVI ROUSKIN: EXPLORING LIFE’S NON-LINEAR PATHS 

APRIL 6, 2018

Silvi Rouskin, a Whitehead Fellow who studies RNA structure and its implications for health and disease, has been called by her colleagues fearless, relentless, fiercely independent and—if she’d started from a different place—perhaps smarts and curiosity alone would have let her follow a straight path to her goal.

In the News

Image of planarians

April 19, 2018

New single-cell database to propel biological studies

Whitehead team analyzes transcriptomes for roughly 70,000 cells in planarians, creates publicly available database to drive research in a variety of organisms and fields



Kava plants

APRIL 11, 2018

Study suggests perioperative NSAIDs may prevent early metastatic relapse in post-surgical breast cancer patients

Mouse study links early metastasis to systemic inflammation caused by wound healing

FEATURED

Whitehead Institute BOD chair Charles D. Ellis

april 18, 2018

WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE’S CHAIR OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED TO THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Charles D. Ellis joins five Whitehead faculty who hold membership


Kava plants

APRIL 10, 2018

MULTIMEDIA FEATURE: UNCOVERING NATURE’S RICHES

Merging the wisdom of traditional global medicine with modern approaches


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Cover 2017 Annual Report

2017 ANNUAL REPORT

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